ancestors, antiracism, earth, main, mindfulness, poetry

Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)

A cry for help and refuge heard and responded to by beloved ancestors and Earth image by @kasturi09 Dear ones. We are listening. We see you. We love you. You carry so much. We see world wars in your eyes alone. Where did you learn how to hold so much that is not yours? Can… Continue reading Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)

ancestors, earth, love, main, mindfulness, poetry

A Love Language Decolonization poem

photo by @mareksminder I want to know how to speak my great great great great grand people's tongue. I want to speak it to them like love being spoken into existence on the days that are so still and warm with lavender and sandalwood commingling in the air when I feel them nearby. I don't… Continue reading A Love Language Decolonization poem

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, main, Meditation, mindfulness, poetry, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection

Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

In honor of Juneteenth, I have devoted this post to all the ways Black folx can take care. There are so many forms of creative expression that bring so much love, joy and nourishment about the beauty and depth of the experience of Blackness. Revel in all of them. Music. Song. Film. Books. Dance. Art...… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, music, poetry, radicalcare, rest

rest and action

How are you taking care of your hearts right now, dear ones? I hope you are balancing nourishment and rest while engaging in intentional action to support change as you are able. For ideas about how rest can be one of the factors to support change, check out this post by @FeministSexEd titled How to Rest… Continue reading rest and action

ancestors, grief, loneliness, main, Meditation, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove, shame

alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice

image by @richardhorne .⠀ .⠀ I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel deeply alone. If you feel alone right now or in any moment, let's be alone together. I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel like you just don't know anything anymore about these times, about this world.… Continue reading alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, grief, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mentalhealth, pleasure activism, radicalcare, radicalselflove

intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)

photo by @leloupblanc Message from the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers: “As you move through these changing times… be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang… Continue reading intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)

ancestors, main, mindfulness, pleasure activism, radicalcare

joy and sorrow (pleasure activism series)

Please check out this regularly updated post on Coping with The Impact of Covid-19 if you are in need of support.   photo by Ben Heine.   One of the keys to having greater access to happiness and pleasure is allowing space for their presence in all circumstances, through all the ups and downs of life. As adrienne maree… Continue reading joy and sorrow (pleasure activism series)

ancestors, Buddhism, earth, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness

connecting with ancestors

photo by marietjie hemming I like to think our ancestors are rooting us on through life. There is a mindfulness practice from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh called Touching the earth that I learned while on retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery many years ago where we place our palms in front of our chests in the… Continue reading connecting with ancestors

ancestors, body, Buddhism, main, mindfulness

The Body as Teacher

photo by samuel austin In Leaving it All Behind by Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Anandabodhi writes: THE BUDDHA SAID that everything we need to awaken is right here in this fathom-long body, but most people I know have a lot of difficulty being in their body. That presents a bit of a problem.… Continue reading The Body as Teacher